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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with your top stories. detroit faces tough decisions after the federal judge accepted it's bankruptcy filings. the city is $18 billion in debt which will include cuts to pensions. >>> the engineer in control of the train that derailed outside of new york city found himself nodding just before the accident. >>> and at the white house many called on president obama to help free alan gross. he has been held in a cuban prison for four years is facing a 15-year prison. >>> forensic scientists in fran say yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisons which contradict swiss findings that found high levels of polonium. >>> thailand's prime minister yingluck shinawatra has alreadied police to stott fighting with protesters. david shuster i is in for ali velshi. >> public pensions are on the chopping block. tonight a landmark ruling for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
at hyperion, what was once raw sewage is clean enough to release into santa monica bay. other cities and towns release treated wastewater, or effluent, into local rivers, lakes, and streams. as it flows downstream, additional cities may capture it for drinking water, consume it, and treat the water again. in other words, the water coming out of a wastewater treatment plant often enters the watershed, flows into intakes of drinking water treatment plants, and eventually finds its way right back to our faucets. it takes huge investments to ensure that wastewater and drinking water treatment plants function properly to maintain a safe water supply. we made the initial investments in the plants and the pipes. but once we accomplished that, there was this great recognition that we had a series of issues associated with wet weather conditions. storm events where, all of a sudden, you're dealing with a lot of water. narrator: large amounts of rainwater can cause flooding. engineers developed two approaches to stormwater infrastructure to transport water away from the urban environment. one approach w
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
systems are actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2013 5:30am PST
which is embodied in them. there is daves tennis stadium. here it is, this was a tournament for inner-city youth. archery at golden gate park. our play grounds. here it is in use today. this is bernal heights park. you can still see the gutters they put in there. this is buena vista parks. this is quezar park. this is mount davidson. look out for the rock. this is on telegraph park. this is stern grove. this is a little known park above candle stick. here's my friend jake, standing by a wall. this was rosy play ground. they turned it into a park and it was also restored by wpa. i believe they torn down the house, which was unforgivable and the zoo is wpa. and here's the murals inside the mother's building. the marina sea walls and great aquatic park. the palace of fine arts. we wouldn't have and a little further in, lake merit, this pier. alva rado park and then, some of you my recognize this. the berkeley rose garden. did it have to be this beautiful. finally, i'm going to wrap up. san francisco is rich in the various kinds of arts projects. we have a fabulous collection of stuff here. th
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
for attending. thank you and have a good evening. across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. mmm! this is delicious katie. it's not bad for canned soup, right? pfft! [ laughs ] you nearly had us there. canned soup. [ male announcer ] they just might think it's homemade. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> on the national mall right now, immigration rights advocates are rallying in an effort to move the needle on immigration refor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. detroit is bankrupt. >>> a judge made it official today. current bills will be paid but pensions are due to be cut. a new look at the death of yasser arafat. experts say the palestinian leader was not poisoned. and the moment that divers found a shipwreck survivor right after the tugboat sank. it is, indeed, a momentous day. that is how a federal judge ended the hearing announcing that detroit is available t bece a bankrupt city. it is $18 billion in debt but not without potentially hurting pensioners. we're in detroit, diane, the big question now is moving forward how long does this whole process take? >> we're likely to see a reorganization plan in a month or so. but it is likely to be met with opposition from current municipal employees. >> reporter: the judge gave detroit state appointed emergency manager to file bankruptcy. outside the courts were protesters. >> services, pensions will be on the chopping block, our art institutes the water. >> it may be the only way to b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
tribute to this giant. >>> coming up new york city mayor elect picks a new york police commissioner. bill braton. why did a man who campain against stop and frisk appoint a man who was a proponent. >>> antonio wha what is it likeo live on minimum wage in the most expensive city in the u.s.? i talked to some fast food employees in new york city. we'll tell you more coming up. >>> what do you think, tell us on "consider this" and google and facebook pages. >>> the man referred to by many as americas' top cop is on his way back to the nypd a after almost 120 years. 20 years. bill braton helped change a city crippled by violence. how does the father of modern aggressive policing get a job from a mayor who campain against stop and frisk. joining us is lou columbo, he runs a protection agency and a long time friend of incoming nypd commissioner bill braton. good to have you here. he was the police commissioner for the first decade of this centrery and he greatly expanded it's use. it's the most basic fundmental tool of america policing we cannot function without it. why would a mayor who is aga
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
education is the key to life. >> i want them to go to school. >> it's a challenge in a city where 60% of public schoolchildren are not learning at grade level. >> it's one of the worst school systems in the state. how many generations of children do you disserve before you say, "let's try something different." lionel rainey is pushing for a different plan for better schools. by breaking away from baton rouge, and starting a new city. the city of st george would encompass an unincorporated area home to a fifth of the residents, it would control and run schools with its own tax residence. >> it's not about starting a city, it's about education. >> it's about 100% total about education. we came into this saying we want to take accountability for the schools in our area >> critics say st george would take more than accountability. the break-up could cost the city at large $53 million - 20% of its budget and would segregate the city. baton rouge is majority black. st george would be a majority white at a 3:1 ratio. >> now we would have white kids going to school over here on this end of t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
for a national strike. >>> tonight, crews are working to clear the scene of a train crash in new york city that de-railed on its way to manhattan. at least four people are dead, 63 more hurt of those, at least 11 are in critical condition tonight. al jazeera kimberly dukehardt has the latest from the bronx. >> fire fighters, police and the ntsb could not working through the night, checking the tracks, the actual train cars, mechanical equipment, communication equipment, to try to figure out what went horrible wrong. the holiday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this suburban commuter train in northern new york city. the crash happened early sunday morning. >> incidentally, we have reco recovered the event recorder and downloaded the data off of the locomotive. we haven't had a chance to analyze it or verify it at this point. >> officials say the train was carrying about 150 passengers and heading to new york's granted central terminal. >> there was screaming and people trying out to god and asking for their families. it was pretty gruesome. >> it de-railed on a curved s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. president bush addressed the growing gap of income between rich ander. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. >> and this session of congress is set to go down in history as the least productive. 911 audio tapes reveal calmness from police dispatchers on the day from the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> the u.s. economy is growing but today president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans is growing, too, and he's calling on washington to address the problem. >> a dangerous and growing inequality of upward mobility that jeopardy disease america's basic bargain, if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working everyone. >> oonjonathan betz is here wita breakdown. >> the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer, we hear it all the time, but what does it mean? last year's median income is $5
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> in 1990, nelson mandela visited new york city. thousands gathered in harlem to hear him speak. jonathan martin is there to tell us about that and what the scene is like tonight. >> a lot of people remember it like it was yesterday, they remember the day in 1990 when the new york city mayor invited nelson mandela to the city. one of the first places he stopped was in harlem. there was a lot of anticipation, excitement, thousands of people came. earlier tonight the apollo theatre had a mark key lit up. the lights went out. it said, "in memory of nelson mandela we remember and love you." a lot of people remember when he came in 1990 it was a big part of the visit. it said welcome home mr and mrs nelson mandela. one of the people who remembered that was the historian, mr billy mitchell. we talked about what that day was like in his memory. >> he was fully aware that all the people from civil rights fighters and to have his preps here, it meant a lot to all of us coming up out of problems. we were going through housing, education, things that of nature. his presence made us feel good, that t
KRON
Dec 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
's where new york city's health department comes into the picture. it's leading a campaign to help us all cut back on salt. >> the salt initiative is really a national initiative. it's led by new york city, but it's really over 40 health organizations, other cities, and other states that are working together. we think it has the opportunity for tremendous impact and really can save lives. >> of course, we can all make healthier food choices without the government's help. it's simple to choose a fruit instead of fries. but the salt initiative is taking aim at the salt we don't see. >> almost 80% of the salt that we take in each day comes from packaged and restaurant food. so most consumers don't really have any control over the salt that they take in. it's already in the food when we buy it. it's not actually always the salt that you taste, so a muffin can have a lot of salt. >> when you're shopping for packaged food, check the label. salt is listed as sodium. it's measured in milligrams. and you don't need more than 2,300 milligrams a day. they add up fast. even a can of vegetable soup ca
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> and maybe some umbrellas. around mountain view over to fremont, union city, newark and maybe heading towards san jose and a little bit on the peninsula, not a lot but again it's rapidly developing. lows are held up. some of the cold air still way to the north. you can start to see the leading edge of that moving in. a lot of 50s with the cloud cover and breeze, gusts about 30 to 40 miles per hour. again, from san jose or parts of the peninsula south could see rapidly developing showers. the system will give us cloudy skies in the morning. here comes the coldest air. it will be arriving by tonight. we have lot of cloud cover here, everyone some light rain possible here, not a lot but a little bit. snow getting -- starting to show itself up in the sierra nevada. windy and colder. you can do all sorts of icons. cold air arrives tonight, mostly cloudy with showers in the morning, highs today in the 50s. here's sal. >>> good morning. we are looking pretty good so far. we're watching for the traffic to slow down. tuesdays tend to be kind of rough ones on the road. we're watching that for you. righ
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am EST
city. four people were killed and dozens injured when the train went off the rails on a sharp curve. >> thousands of demonstrators are camped out in key ive a day after demonstrations took a terrible turn. >> the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoothly. now it faces a new test - a rush to sign up before this month's deadline. >> blast off - china's first mission to the moon. the jade rabbit gets ready to explore. >> welcome to al jazeera america. thank you so much for joining us. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. >> crews are working to clear the scene of a fatal train derailment in new york city. a southbound commuter train went off the tracks in the bronx as it headed into manhattan. at least four are dead. 63 more were injured much had those 11 are in critical continue. al jazeera's kilmeny duchardt has more from the bronx. >> firefighters, police, crews and the m.t.s.b. continue to work through the night, checking the tracks, cars, mechanical equipment, to try to figure out what went wrong. >> the halliday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on boa
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
favor of bankruptcy, the next question becomes what happens to the city retirees clinging to those benefits? and the president is pushing this hour for a higher minimum wage. the congressman to talk about that. by your gifts online, paying tax, others don't, supreme court doesn't want to get in the middle of it. judge andrew napolitano has no problem getting in the middle of that. and then, consolidating your wallet into just one card. the high-tech idea could be the way we shop in the future. it is all coming up along with dagen mcdowell on "markets now." dagen: giddyup. changing out of the shirt you had done earlier and now you look more businesslike. connell: i will take that as a complement on both sides. i have no other choice but to check the market and talk to the judge. dagen: we have to hit your slender. we have gains on the market right now despite the better-than-expected numbers from adp, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: you mentioned adp, which was better. we also got new hom home sales numbers better than expected, we are seeing the market wit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
's look back on the day's events right in the center of the ukrainian capital. in the city center it does feel like a revolution is underway. the city hall has become a headquarters for protestors. all day people came in, just have a liquor enjoy the food and hot drinks, or -- look, or enjoy the food and hot drinks. the carpet won't get damaged in these extraordinary times. the problem for the opposition is where do they go from here? how do they turn occupation into political victory? >> translator: the way to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. we want a new confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show that police were at times brutal in their treatment of protestors and journalists. anton was among dozens who were beaten by police. this is all that's left of his camera. officials say 35 were hurt by police, some in hospital. grim routine of life and a cold winter, this is where we met tatiana, selling cabbage and very much in favor of political change.
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
temperatures. windchill really means this is what it feels like when you head outdoors. right now in the city of denver it feels like 29 degrees below zero. it feels like 37 degrees below zero in montana. in mine not north dakota it feels like 33 degrees below zero. you are talking dangerous levels of cold out here. we need to bundle up and really if you head outdoors with exposed skin it could freeze within a couple of minutes out here. dangerous stuff ongoing across portions of the midwest and also across parts of the northern and central rockies. be safe again as we head outdoors. in minneapolis cold 8 degrees below zero is the current windchill. as far as high temperatures. these are the actual highs we are expecting only in the teens in denver. 2 below zero for the high temperature in billings in montana. it will stay cold out here the next several days. by saturday we are seeing cold temperatures in place across parts of the great lakes. high temperature only in the 20's for louisville for little rock and also the city of dallas. keep in mind on saturday it will only get up into the 20'
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
strike and tells the prime minister she must resign. >> tonight rescuers in new york city are uprighting toppled train cars, searching for more victims in the deadly train crash. the train derailed in the bronx on the way to manhattan. at least four are dead. there are 63 confirmed injuries. 11 are listed in critical condition. >> al jazeera's kilmeny duchardt is live at the scene. what is the latest on the investigation? >> tonight, on this very chilly night, firefighters, police, crews and the mtsb are combing through every part of the scene down there right now, looking at the tracks, the mechanical equipment, the communication equipment to try to figure out what went horribly wrong. >> the holiday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this train. it happened early sunday morning. >> we have recovered the event recorder of the cab car. we downloaded the data off the loko motive. we have not had a chance to analyse it at this point. >> the train was carrying about 150 passengers, heading to new york's grand central station. >> the injuries are consistent with broken bon
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of jobs bill awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >>> good news on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
lake city and kansas city prepare for the mls cup. and in this league the match was a family battle. the entire league is a single business entity. >> we created the structure that allows us at a very high level to think of things that will help the game grow, and to try to avoid. >> it handles tale teams and it proves that it's working. >> i don't think you can find another soccer team in the world that can say the same thing. i believe we have one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the world. >> they're disciplined and organized and careful about how they spend money. the major league soccer has a salary cap of $3 million. >> it can't touch the pay of the three big sports. the nfl salary cap is $123 million. pro basketball, $59 million. that's per team. the entire mls league wide payroll, $89 million according to the league office with each team allowed to over pay key players. >> the reality is that money talks. and players are, you know, are working towards their livelihood. they have limited careers they want to make as much money as possible and no one can fault them fo
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
york mayor-elect bill deblasio appointed former new york city police commissioner, william bratton. he served during the giuliani administration during the mid 1990s but he was fired. liz: ford unveiled the new version of eye coon nick mustang, it will go on sale at the 50th anniversary of the launch of iconic mustang. time fore"after the bell." david: i have should mention by the way the floorboard of the '67 mustang that chris noth had was not there. it rusted out. we were looking at road beneath our feet. what you do in college, crazy stuff. we have lee munson, portfolio manager, chief investment officer will explain why he doesn't think the fed will taper soon no matter how strong the economic data. we have tim mullen in the pits. tim i want to start with you. the looks like the market is ready for a good jobs report, perhaps, as a result earlier tapering than we thought, correct. >> that is the thought in the market action but when you look at bond market and the way the selloff ended i think there is hesitation. if we get a jobs number there is no certainty fed will stop anytime
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
in new york city, killing four people. >>> is something else ailing obamacare? >>> taxing online sales. the supreme court has its say. >>> federal investigators are now looking at the black boxes of a train that derailed in new york city on sunday. they want to know what caused the train to jump the tracks, killing four people and injuring dozens more. crews cleared the tracks so service could resume on one of the busiest train lines. jonathan, good afternoon. how are the cleanup efforts going right now? >> well, stephanie, i would say crews are on the final stretches of work, at least here on the scene they brought on a out a cadaver dog. they uprighted most of the cars at this point. this is the final car. if you can see through the bushes here you'll see that final car there. they were just able to upright with these large cranes that they've been using and they've been hauling the other cars away. in fact the one you've been looking at, the earlier video, this is the car that was just inches from the water, where near where the hudson and harl rivers meet. that fourth person found
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
. all secret c.i.a. prisons were closed may of 2006. >>> funeral services for an ocean city, maryland pastor david dingwell will take place today. he was killed in a bizarre church fire last week. the blaze started when a man engulfed in flames ran into the church's pantry is screaming for help. that man also died. >>> federal authorities sathe derailed metro north commuter train was valving at 82 -- traveling at 82 miles an hour, almost three times the speed limit when it jumped the tracks sunday morning in new york city. four people were killed, nearly 70 others were injured in the derailment. still not clear whether the wreck was caused by human error or mechanical trouble. >>> soon you may have to shell out more to hop on metro. the agency wants to increase fares by an average of 3%. that means a 10 cent increase to the cost of a typical train ride. the standard bus fare would go up to a dollar 75 cents regardless of whether you pay with cash or a smartrip card. and parking in metro lots would go up by 25 cents. now we just have to see whether the budget will be approved. >>> stil
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
city system have invested in infrastructure. the california systems have done the same thing. we've also done we training or the trade to the jobs of tomorrow, and we've also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. so there's a lot of things you could do with this patient capital in terms of really helping reinvention the infrastructure. >> we're going to go next to sean higgins and then david. >> one of the issues that's come up in the detroit bankruptcy is that cities are museum, its collection is to -- something advocated sound is off to cover the city's debt. i was wondering as an educated if you support that or oppose it? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. it was done in a much more come it was done with a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators and the city. and, frankly, frankly our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things, amounting to roughly about 10%. and they've actually no
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
in new york city, living in other places across the country, nobody likes to see local hospitals shuttered. it's actually a very emotional thing for a community for a hospital to close its doors. i think that has a profound impact, actually, in terms of this ideological stance that republican governors have taken. >> this is going to sound bloodless to me but a what we're setting up is an expert where the politics of supporting obama care and the ideological tension on the right, whether you should tax wealthy people to finance, subsidize poor people is going to come into conflict with constituent issues. should we be shuttering that don't help, trauma victims and so on. i can't imagine that the firewall is set at 24 states that refuse expansion. some of them are going to crumble. you definitely could see this kind of system that extends in perpetuity where a lot of places just kind of leave these 5 million people and others in the lurch. >> doctor, one last one before we go. when a hospital loses funding, cut back services, shut their doors, do people who go to the hospital, is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car feet away from the hudson river. it happened along a curved section of the track and trying to figure out the excessive speed played a role. an al jazeera's john is here live from the bronx, john? >> morgan good morning. the hudson line of metro north railroad is one of the busiest commuter rail routes in the world. 2
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
. washington said i know when they are coming back to new york. so they come back to new york city and he says you can't face them. you can' can to be can't beat td so he has to use espionage and the guerrilla warfare. he has to be smarter bandanna. so it's only logical that we bring it to he needs a spy force, he needs his own cia and then you find out that he has a huge espionage background. he is noted from the french and indian war. to brush up on those skills so he tells the others this is what we are going to need to do. we need to find these people to help me out. >> host: to fill in the background tell us briefly what he did in the french and indian war. >> guest: i know that he was an officer where he had a chance to work with the french and find out what were they thinking here and there. he was able to pick up working with the british and they also made mistakes. he was a aggressive as a colonel at that point and he learned from that. that is another thing which i found fantastic about george washington who was on the side of a mountain. you would think no mistakes, he owned up to i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
arafat's death as the french rule out poisons as the cause. a historic day in detroit, as the motor city becomes the largest municipality ever to enter bankruptcy. the decision clears the way for detroit to shed $18 billion in debt, but not without hurting residents, creditors and pensioners. she is in detroit, bc, what's been the reaction to this decision, a lot of people obviously impacted by this? >> yes, i can tell you that reaction for the most part has been micked. on one hand, you have these retireees who they know for the most part they were dreading this day, and they heard what they didn't want to hear. they were hearing that their pension could be reduced and on the other hand, i am hear alsoing from people who say okay, we realize we recognize and now it is confirmed that the city has a huge financial problem on its hands so maybe we can use this bankruptcy as an opportunity to start over. >> that's the big fear. our mentions may go on the chopping block, our water department may be sold off, and this is the fear. >> for me personally, and for most of the people in detroit. a
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
describing as a, quote, historic ice event. i heard his teeth chattering a bit. brian, live in new york city with more. how bad is it now? >> temperature is 32 in midtown new york, that's cold enough here. it feels colder than that. in some parts of the nation it's definitely below freezing. the winter storm wreaked havoc in and around areas of dallas, texas, little rock, arkansas, memphis, tennessee. it's bringing dangerous winter mix of rain, sleet, snow to cities on the east coast and mid-atlantic states. new york city, boston, baltimore, philadelphia, and washington, d.c. will be dealing with the storm throughout the day. going into monday morning, if dallas, texas, is any indication, this storm's major threat is ice. the winter storm or friday and saturday causing dangerous icy conditions in dallas leading to power outages, flight cancellations, traffic accidents and tree damage. ice up to four inches thick was reported on one interstate. at one point there was as many as left without power in frigid temperatures. that number wording to encore power and light there was down to about 40
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
... >>> this is al-jazeera america, live from new york city. i am tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> it tells us what happened. it doesn't tell us why it happened. >> what happened is that the train that de-railed and killed four people in new york was going faster than it was supposed to. but figuring out why could take months. after two months offications, the federal government healthcare web sight appears to be working better but it's not working completely. that could mean more trouble. violent protests pit rich against pour. now, opposition leader threatening to overthrow thailand's government. >> 82 miles per hour. >> that's how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was going when it de-railed on sunday. four people died when the metro-north train jumped the tracks on, on a curve, dozens more were hurt. investigators now know how fast the train was going. they still don't know for sure why it de-railed. let's take you to jonathan martin. he is at the crash site in the bronx. jonathan? >> reporter: hey, tony. you know, investigators have said from t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
been. a monumentel ruling for the motor city, a judge decides if detroit can file for bankruptcy today. resignation rejected, thailand's prime minister refuses to step down as antigovernment protesters storm her office building. and protection from poachers, how the illegal ivory trade is threatening elephants. ♪ 82 miles per hour, that is how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was traveling before i derailed sunday outside new york city. the train was heading into a dangerous curve and should have been going 30 miles per hour. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, it's good to have you with us, i'm thomas. crews used heavy equipment to clear the crash scene and turned the derailed cars upright and put them back on the tracks. al jazeera erica has the latest on the investigation and good morning. >> investigators say over the next few days the rail cars and train will be moves to a secure location for a more detailed examination. at this point they have not determined if the train wreck which killed four people and injured 60 others was the result of facility b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
as investigators look into what caused sunday's deadly train derailment in new york city. >> our mission is to oh understand not only what happened but why it happened with the intent of it ever happening again. >> four people died when a manhattan-bound train jumps the trans in a riverside curve in the bronx. and the derailment is having a huge impact on one of the nation's busiest commuter rail line. we're in the bronx where those train cars derailed. john, explain what you're seeing now. >> reporter: good afternoon. the hudson line is one of the busiest commuter rodz i routes e world. 26,000 people use it every day to get in to new york city and home again, but not today. more than 24 hours after the crash that killed four people and injured more than 60 they're making good progress. but they're still clearing the tracks. >> it was going fast, and as it hit the curve it was flying. >> reporter: in an instant all seven cars came off the tracks and slid down a small hill landing just inches from the hudson river. >> there was screaming, people screaming out for god, and asking for their families
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
of a city block. >> there were multiple gunshots fired. >> it can track a gunman thousands of miles away. >> if you can track it then you can predict it. >>> severe winter storms are causing power outages and caused so much trouble with traffic across the country. temperatures in north dakota plunged to 20 degrees below zero over the weekend. winter weather advisories are in effect from vermont to virginia as the system moves east. we have more on all of this weather across the country. jaleel la. >> the conditions across washington, d.c. to new york city are alley deteriorating. look at the traffic cam right now. the roadways empty. they should be empty. look at that snow piled up on the roadways. that's the scene in washington, d.c. very different scene in new york city. cloudy skies for sure. don't worry, the snow and the sleet is on the way, and temperatures are going to plummet as we track on into the evening hours. take a look at the map here behind me. as a matter of fact, this is i-70 just east of i-270 right outside of frederick, maryland. the roads are looking horrible right no
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
, five in rapid city, ala of areas across montana be the zero, 45 in dallas. won't above that for the next five days. the cold is here for a while. would get your wind chill. -28 and-9 in omaha, look at the rate picture, this is where the precipitation is going to be the next couple days, stuck right here, we continue to see impulses move across and bring freezing rain, rain and snow, to the north is snow, to the south is rain and there is an area in tennessee through areas like little rock and much of arkansas and dallas so at least half an inch of ice accumulating on the roads, the trees, the power line, widespread power outage event and potentially a lot of dangerous conditions on the roads, a lot of leaves on the trees, you will see those with the freezing rain, a very significant one. cheryl: thank you very much. adam: nicole petallides is there looking at different retailers with one thing in common. nicole: both of these are hitting all-time highs but $1 won't get you too far at tiffany's. dollar general came out with their numbers and this is every retailer's drea
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> a severe winter like storm could bring two feet of snow to the rockies. >> many cities can expect to be 20 to 40 degrees below normal. >> the worst storm in quite a few years. >> the engineer on the deadly commuter train crash told investigators he was quote, in a daze as he approached the sharp curve. >> he caught himself too late. >> president joe biden arrived in beijing to talk to the vice president. he publicly rebuked china in recent days. >> two sky divers dead after colliding during a jump south of phoenix. >> $18 billion in red. the city of detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. >> labor unions plan to appeal. >> there's going to be pain for a lot of different people. >> lawson arrived preparing to give evidence in the trial of her two former assist ents. >> the space shuttle has launched. >> all that -- >> for some reason he threw it into the crowd. that's one of the stranger things you'll see. >> you've had a lot of success without a mush tach. you look like a baby lam. >> the capitol is brighter after getting holiday glitz. >> three,
FOX
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
. another freeze warning issued. the codest citied and in the last -- cities and in the last few minutes a winter weather advisory posted for the bay area. >>> tara moriarty has been out in the cole weather all morning. she joins us live from walnut creek with the affect the low temperatures had on drivers. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: well, good afternoon, yes. it's definitely thawed out since early this morning. it's 48 degrees. if you were anywhere near napa, they are 49. so we rose one degree. if you were anywhere near napa oh, my gosh, it was cold there. it dipped down in the teens. the plummeting temperatures packed a bit too much bike for little jelly bean so lane bought her a winter sweat he. >> i'm cold. i thought she would be, too. >> reporter: at a danville coffee shop customers tried to keep warm when the mercury dipped to 21 degrees. >> i put on five sweaters and was walking around my house. >> reporter: nearby sprinklers doused plants that turned into isaac kells overnight -- icicles overnight. >> i actually slid around on it. >> reporter: crews had to block off this
PBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
city. an update on the state of healthcare.gov. plus, the pension crisis in illinois. what it means for it the rest of the nation. >> there's probably a lot of lessons to be learned from the things that illinois has done wrong here. >> and jeffrey brown looks at images of war, before, during, and after. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by lewis b. cullman and louise hirschfeld cullman, mutual of america, judy and josh weston, citi foundation, in memory of miriam and ira d. wallach, cheryl and philip milstein family, rosalind p. walter, additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs sto z station from viewers like you. thank you. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. the white house said today it's met its goal of improving healthcare.gov so that millions of americans can buy health insurance. the administration's progress and performance report said the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of people using it. it called the site stable 90% of the time and sa
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
no longer going to the city. they were, in fact, bypassing the cities and moving to suburb suburbia. that was happening all over the country, not just with hispanic immigrants, but all immigrants. i wr0 a story about that, and what they said was to professors was that this would have consequences. it would have consequences in terms of politics and elections, and we have seen that. also, in terms of tension and all kinds of things. i made a mental note to follow-up, and i never did. one of those things 245 reporters just move on to the next story, so when i heard about this, i thought this was in many ways a perfect follow-up bus everything that they said would happen in suburbia, and not far from here, i don't know if you have been there, but sussex is 60 miles, patchhook is 60 miles from new york city, and this situation was going on so near -- actually between new york city and the hamptons, and maybe not so many loss, but so many people from new york drive to the hamptons every weekends that maybe they don't look sideways and think, you know, this is going on here. these people
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
pourous, open border, could be used with a stick of dynamite to set off a dirty bomb in major city. >> there are special sensors along the southern border with mexico to detect radio active material that may be potentially trying to be smuggled into the country. >> thank you, casey. >> we're getting more information on the killing of an american in benghazi. somebody shot and killed man from texas while he was on a jog. pentagon sources are saying the man was a teacher at benghazi's international school. that school confirmed he was a chemistry teacher there. he was 33 years old. usual officials long warned the city is dangerous for westerners. nobody is taking responsibility for the killing. a libyan official says it happened near the u.s. outpost, the side of the terror attack last year which left four americans dead, including our ambassador, christ city phoenix. >>> one child died and four others hurt after a dump truck crashed into a school bus in idaho. a sheriff spokeswoman there says as many as ten kids were on the bus, all of them sixth graders or younger. the says they we
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
to get state county and city laws, you need to read the bigger bill. >> he helps little guys deal with this. >> this is an agenda of control for the own pace space. that's why regulators do what they do. >> come on. they are not power freaks. >> i am guessing you haven't dealt with very many bureaucrats. they like rules and they live to enforce rules. >> they are under paid government bunk. i call these regulators little emperors. they justify it by creating regulations. >> even barney is a magician. >> i became a full-time magician. >> can't take it any more. >> he has entertained kids for many years. like many he uses a rabbit. >> they make the rabbit mag story abeer. >> a few years ago. >> i was signing autographs taking pictures. a batch was thrown into the mix and an inspector was saying let me see your license. she said from now on you cannot use your rabbit until you fill out the paperwork pay the $40 license fee. we will have to inspect your home. >> your home? >> i am subject to sur prides inspections on my home. >> she is not embarrassed? >> she is serious. >> he's guilt
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
were no longer going to the city. they were in fact moving to suburbia. this was happening all over the country but only with hispanic immigrants but all immigrants. so i wrote a story about that. and what they said to the professors was that this would have consequences. it would have consequences in terms of politics and also in terms of tension and all kinds of things so i wrote a story in 1996 and i made a mental note to follow up and never did. it's one of those things reporters kind of move on to the next story. so when i heard about marcelo lucero, i thought this was in many ways sadly the perfect follow-up because everything that they said would happen in suburbia in fact happened. they don't know if you've ever been there but it's about 60 miles from new york city and this kind of situation was going on so near its actually between new york city and the hamptons and so many -- maybe not so many of us but people in new york dr. there every weekend but maybe they look sideways and think this is going on here, these people are our neighbors and it is happening right next door
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
. there is the new york city systems that have been invested in infrastructure. health warning systems have done the same thing. we have also done retraining for the jobs of tomorrow. we have also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. there are a lot of things you can do with this patient capital in terms of helping readers in the infrastructure. >> we are going next to sean higgins. >> one of the issues that has up in the detroit bankruptcy issues is a collection that is valued in the billions. as an educator, do you support that? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. the governor had the first emergency management statute, but it was done in a much more it was done of a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators. frankly, our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things amounting to four percent. -- 12%. the city school system is working with the educators now. there've been a lot of problems. this new emer
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 4:30am PST
shooting of a young daly city man trying to sell a popular video game console. police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old ronny collins. he's accused of killing 22-year- old ekena waka. the two had met on a street corner to discuss the sale of a sony play station 4 the victim had advertised online. the victim's father said his son often made sales on the street. . >> he does that all the time. he does buy the electronics and sales and police have charged the suspect with murder and attempted robbery. investigators have not revealed a motive in the killing. >>> people living on treasure island will meet to hear details of a major cleanup effort that will force them from their homes. people in two dozen homes are being moved temporarily while the navy cleans up chemicals found in the soil. those residents will likely be moved to other housing on the island and will move out in phases starting in april. the navy says that despite the chemical cleanup, treasure island is a safe place to live. it could be as late as 2020 before all toxic waste is cleaned up from the island. >>> a fi
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
% increase from 20011. there was an 18% in the homeless population just in the city of san jose. one woman who used the shelter last night says it's been a struggle to find affordable housing. >> i'm on social security but, you know, i only make so much money and the thousand-dollar rents are staggering. i don't make that kind of money. i can only pay a little bit. i cannot afford to rent. i'm looking for a room where i can do some housework to make up for the extra point. but that's really challenging, too. >> reporter: a recent study lie the silicon valley housing trust reports that san jose is the fourth most expensive city in the country for renters. it showed that 109,000 households pay more than 30% of their gross income to rent. the national low-income housing association reports an hourly page of 30.96 is needed to rent a two-bedroom apartment in san jose. but in santa clara, the average hourly rage is $17.99 and minimum wage in san jose is $10 an hour. so there's quite a disparity there ill greating the need for -- illustrating the need for more aid fordable housing -- affordable
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
of the fire. >> new details this morning on the deadly train derailment in new york city, for the first time, we are now hearing from family members of one of the four passengers who was killed on sunday in the bronx. one was on the way to work when the train derailed. his three sons spoke. he because not a victim. he was more. he was a loving father, a great dad, best friend, uncle... >> the ntsb says the train appeared it have been going too far and trafficking at 82 miles per hour going interest a 30 miles per hour curve. >> president obama is facing falling support in blue state california. a just released poll finds only 51 percent in california approve of the president's job performance. still a either joes down eight whole points from july. 43 percent of voters disapprove of his job performance new. >> from japan, v the premiere, after china declares a large area airspace as their own and the united states is concerned. >> good news for bart riders especially those would ride late at night. the earthquake retrofit work on the tube now is finished. bart says the 3.6 mile tunnel beneath
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 2:35am EST
and snow. three inches of snow from oklahoma city to st. louis. snow begins tonight and lasts through friday and also looking for significant ice including little rock, dallas especially the morning commute on friday will be dangerous. also widespread power outages. back to you. >>> accu-weather also saying it has never ever gotten this cold in central valley parts of california where so much citrus is growing and it's going to dip below zero again in fresno and las vegas. have you ever heard of las vegas getting that cold? >> that is horrible. not so cold that it will potentially kill the fruit, the crop this year. the last time it was cold in the '90s, not even this cold it was killing citrus trees themselves. the tree dies, not just the fruit on the tree. that's how crazy cold it is. >> it goes deep. my goodness. >>> here's a look at the rest of the thursday forecast. freezing rain and sleet in parts of northern new england. scattered showers from northern virginia to the southern appalachians. mix of rain and snow for new mexico and the southeast arizona. >> 40s and 50s in the des
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
these kind of investments. we are halfway there. there is the new york city systems have invested in infrastructure. health warning systems have done the same thing. we have also done retraining for the jobs of tomorrow. we have also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. there are a lot of things you can do with this patient capital in terms of reinvesting in the infrastructure. >> we are going next to sean higgins. >> one of the issues that has up in the detroit bankruptcy issues is a collection that is valued in the billions. some people have suggested selling that off. as an educator, do you support that, or what are your thoughts on that? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. the governor had the first emergency management statute, but it was done in a much more it was done of a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators. frankly, our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things amounting t
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